Seaway and Inshore Report 10th March 2012
Into the seaway at 4am fished for tarpon early and managed to jump off two but other than that it was pretty quiet. Lots and Lots of fish hanging just off the north wall but not feeding. Picked up a small jewie just on dawn then headed offshore found loads of small 20-25cm mackt's around the 1 mile bait reefs. Headed south looking for bigger fish, found them at mermaid, mack tuna and striped tuna 2-3 kilos with a few smaller fish. They weren't the slightest bit bothered by the boat and would regularly feed within metres of it. After a while they rounded the bait into balls and just smacked into them constantly. Great fun but too many boats around, on one cast I managed to get hooked up on 3 separate lines... We headed north away from the pack found some more fish around the south wall but all small mack tuna and some bigeyes. Pretty good day overall, lots of tuna around but centred over the reefs. Tons of bait around everywhere. Expect some good fishing in the weeks ahead. Given the amount of bait that was pouring into the seaway with the run in tide it probably would have fished well if we had stuck around but the weather was too good to stay in the seaway.